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Short on time? Book a mini break in the country! Take your pick from these short breaks at cottages, farmhouses and villas in the countryside. Perfect for long weekends away, short rural breaks let you escape to the great outdoors and recharge your batteries.



Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the UK’s finest rural areas on your short rural break. Discover the tranquillity of the Lake District, go mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons or climb Snowdon, Wales’s highest peak.



If you have a long weekend to spare, hop over the water to an Irish country cottage or try Scotland for jaw-dropping panoramic views of the mountains and Highlands. Alternatively, you could follow the Spanish sunshine and hide away in a stylish Galician converted barn, or head to sun-baked Cyprus and choose a poolside apartment in Paphos.

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Tirol / Gran

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.2 km; Ski;
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from £48 / night

£321 / week

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from £48 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Viseu District / Sao Joao da Pesqueira

4 2 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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(2) Very Good 

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Villa El Nogal with private swimming pool - Torres chalet sleeps 6

Province of Jaen / Torres

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 205 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Although the house is set in a rural area, it is a relative new construction with comfortable furniture throughout. On the ground floor you'll find open-plan living/dining room with 2 sofas, open fireplace, satellite-TV and DVD. There is a bar/kitchen area, provide  …see more

from £171 / night

£577 - £1053 / week

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from £171 / night

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Saxony / Schoneck

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Ski; Child friendly ;
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from £56 / night

£389 / week

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from £56 / night

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Gard / Allegre-les-Fumades

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 100 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
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from £99 / night

£642 / week

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from £99 / night

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Mortagne-au-Perche / Le Theil

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 60 km; Suitable for children age 5+;
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Jura / St.-Amour

2 4 1 night min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 7 km; Child friendly ; Car advised;
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from £43 / night

£231 - £283 / week

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from £43 / night

(33) Very Good 

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La Cascina Langa - Denice farmhouse sleeps 42

Province of Alessandria / Denice

9 42 Min stay varies

  • 9 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 42
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 40 km; Swimming pool;
A dream location for holidays in the countryside, La Cascina Langa is a large beautiful farmhouse surrounded by the green Piedmontese hills, with 5 hectares of woods and fields. Amazing views on the green, peace and silence all around: La Cascina - only few km away fr  …see more

from £400 / night

£2000 - £5000 / week

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from £400 / night

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Poppy's Paradise Côte d'Azur - Breville b&b sleeps 2

Charente / Breville

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 74 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Boutique style B&B&B Bed, Breakfast and Bar with leisure area. Poppy's has 2 luxury letting rooms. With a separate lounge area exclusive for guests. Heated Pool and spa area and full size patanque. 35m2 room with Luxury kingsize beds and air conditioning with large en-s  …see more

from £77 / night

£539 / week

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from £77 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Vaucluse / Malemort-du-Comtat

2 2 2 nights min stay

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 105 km; Suitable for children age 5+; Car advised;
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from £59 / night

£398 / week

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from £59 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Casas Patacho - Praia do Patacho house sleeps 10

Porto de Pedras / Praia do Patacho

3 10 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
- Modern architecture and furniture- Porches and terraces with hammocks and barbecue- Sea view and constant sea breeze- Large living room with sofa-bed open kitchen and eating area- Suite with queen size bed, air conditioner, closet and own bathroom- Bedroom with two si  …see more

from £114 / night

£720 - £834 / week

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from £114 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Rennerod

3 7 1 night min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
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from £42 / night

£288 / week

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from £42 / night

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Venabu Hytter, Nørstebu - Venabygd log cabin sleeps 3

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Nørstebu built 2000. 25m2. Accommodates 2-3 people. Cosy small cabins with combined living/sleeping area. Bunk bed with double (150cm) berth at bottom. Separate mini kitchen with two heating plates, coffee machine, fridge with small freezer compartment. TV, radio, WiFi  …see more

from £115 / night

£580 / week

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from £115 / night

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Venabu Hytter, Kilebu - Venabygd log cabin sleeps 2

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 2 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
At Venabu Hytter you have an excellent base for short and long trips by foot, ski, cycle or car. In the evenings you have a cosy cabin with a fireplace in a quiet car-free area. You also can enjoy offerings at the nearby Venabu Fjellhotell. (Horses, bicycle, guided tour  …see more

from £125 / night

£640 / week

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from £125 / night

(6) Very Good 

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The Old Farmhouse Meru - Meru Town farmhouse sleeps 6

Eastern Province / Meru Town

4 6 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
The Old Farmhouse Meru is a charming four bedroom Bed and Breakfast located in the town of Meru at the eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, offering a peaceful, serene and private oasis. This traditional stone built home is very modern but maintains an authentic character, in  …see more

from £65 / night

£320 / week

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from £65 / night

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Venabu Hytter, Heimbu - Venabygd log cabin sleeps 3

Ringebu Municipality / Venabygd

1 3 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
Heimbu built 2000. 25m2. Accommodates 2-3 people. Cosy small cabins with combined living/sleeping area. Bunk bed with double (150cm) berth at bottom. Separate mini kitchen with two heating plates, coffee machine, fridge with small freezer compartment. TV, radio, WiFi. H  …see more

from £110 / night

£580 / week

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from £110 / night

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POGGIO DEL SOLE - San Gemini farmhouse sleeps 4

Province of Terni / San Gemini

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Swimming pool; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
The old farmhouse, now completely restored, offers customers a homely atmosphere, and is always ready to welcome those who need to relax.Five wide double rooms, all ensuite finely furnished and with a fine view are available. One or two extra beds may be added, if neces  …see more

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Luxury Private Villa with Pool - Drepano villa sleeps 5

Patras / Drepano

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Aigli Villa, a holiday villa in Greece is situated in Drepano, just a few minutes from the historic town of Nafplion and the tourist resort of Tolo.Designed with traditional Greece and agro tourism in mind the villa is built of stone and wood has been used extensively i  …see more

from £77 / night

£590 - £770 / week

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from £77 / night

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PRIVATE BEACH ACCESS - Pornichet house sleeps 6

Loire-Atlantique / Pornichet

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
WATERFRONT - LUXURY ACCOMMODATION - LA BAULE 2KM Typical Fisherman's House rental les "Genêts d'Armor"- Construction date 1950 - Fully renovated 2011/2012 Facing West - Sea View - Sandy Beach 30 m in direct access The house is surrounded by a private terrace with dir  …see more

from £142 / night

£898 - £1945 / week

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from £142 / night

(5) Excellent 

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Small cottage by the Sea - Kirkkonummi cottage sleeps 2

Uusimaa / Kirkkonummi

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
A lovely small cottage with a Sauna and bahtroom right by the sea :) Located in Kirkkonummi, 25km to the west from Helsinki.You need a car to get here, or we can pick You up at Jorvas bus stop or Kirkkonummi train station.Summertime You can relax, enjoy the Sauna, swim  …see more

from £80 / night

£718 / week

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from £80 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Saxony / Kurort Oberwiesenthal

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Ski;
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(8) Excellent 

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Pearl Bay Beach House - Yzerfontein house sleeps 8

Western Cape / Yzerfontein

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
The ultimate beach holiday house! Go for long beach walks on our 16 mile beach, do some fishing or whale watching. Pick mussels from the rocks directly in front of the house. The flow of the house is conducive to outdoor barbeques, and long lazy lunches by the pool.Th  …see more

from £189 / night

£1317 / week

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from £189 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Residenza Su Prelau Apartment - Gonnesa apartment sleeps 5

Province of Carbonia-Iglesias / Gonnesa

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 3 km; Child friendly ;
The Apartment is one of the accomodation available in Residenza Su Prelau Residence.It's a unit with an independent entrance on the ground floor of the Villa, with two bedrooms that can be tailored for your requirement to fit up to six people, a large living area w  …see more

from £62 / night

£368 - £741 / week

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from £62 / night

(67) Very Good 

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Casa Vacanze Donn'Anna RINGRAZIA -2016 - WIFI FREE - Porto Cesareo townhouse sleeps 4

Province of Lecce / Porto Cesareo

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Child friendly ;
OFFERTA SETTEMBRE DA BRIVIDO SCONTO DEL 35% SU PRENOTAZIONI DAL 10.09 AL 29.10 - DISPONIBILITA' DI DIVERSE TIPOLOGIE DI ALLOGGI PRENOTATE 2 SETTIMANE E AVRETE LO SCONTO DEL 50%. CASA VACANZE DONN 'ANNA E UN INSIEME DI STRUTTURE COMPOSTE DA 2 RESIDENCE denominati:_____  …see more

from £34 / night

£163 - £428 / week

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from £34 / night

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Blackwatch Garrison of Inversnaid self catering - Inversnaid studio sleeps 3

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park / Inversnaid

Studio 3 1 night min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Pet friendly;
Garrison Farm is a traditional cottage set 1 mile off the West Highland Way, with grazing ground and outbuildings commanding outstanding mountain and river views. The buildings once formed The Garrison Of Inversnaid built in 1718 built by the Duke of Montrose for housin  …see more

from £80 / night

£560 / week

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from £80 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Stylish studio with sea view on quiet french Riviera peninsula of Cassis boasts jacuzzi and pool access - Cassis studio sleeps 4

French Riviera - Cote d'Azur / Cassis

Studio 4 2 nights min stay

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0.5 km; Swimming pool;
The studio for 4 (around 30 square meter) : - 1 living room : double bed, bed-settee, television flat-panel, closet, kitchenette - 1 bathroom - 1 terrace (12 square meter) with a beautiful sea view You can rent beautiful studios or apartments, with terrace and se  …see more

from £103 / night

£684 - £1197 / week

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from £103 / night

(3) Very Good 

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Honnehokke Resort - Hondeklip Bay chalet sleeps 34

Northern Cape / Hondeklip Bay

7 34 2 nights min stay

  • 7 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 34
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Swimming pool; Child friendly ;
Established in 1993, the Honnehokke has been pointed out by various magazines as the most friendly holiday establishment on the Namaqualand, West Coast. All our chalets have been renovated in 2014. It is a tranquil oasis for those tired of the huzzle and buzzle of cit  …see more

from £54 / night

£372 / week

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from £54 / night

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orhaniye incir bungalow - Orhaniye bungalow sleeps 3

Mugla Province / Orhaniye

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Situated on the seafront, Restaurant&Bungalow's offers a private beach with free sun loungers and parasols. The property has air-conditioned bungalows with sea views. Set among the green garden, each bungalow includes a private bathroom with a toilet, shower, hairdryer  …see more

from £86 / night

£599 - £748 / week

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from £86 / night

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Villa Rosanna Studio (2 persons), Plataria - Plataria apartment sleeps 2

Thesprotia Region / Plataria

5 2 5 nights min stay

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
Just 20 metres from Platarias Beach, Villa Rosanna is set amidst a well-tended garden. It offers self-catering, simply decorated accommodation enjoying Ionian Sea views from their shaded balcony and patio. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Guests can benefit from th  …see more

from £39 / night

£270 - £330 / week

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from £39 / night

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CONEGLIANO VENETO ROOM RENTAL - Gaiarine b&b sleeps 3

Province of Treviso / Gaiarine

1 3 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary; Ask about pets;
We rent a B&B room + private bathroom in a amazing and quite country house , located in Conegliano , the most famous wine city in the Veneto Region of Italy . The house as all facilities : a full equipped kitchen , a large living room with a natural wood fireplace  …see more

from £43 / night

£214 / week

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from £43 / night

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BEACH HOUSE in Ovabükü - Mesudiye house sleeps 5

Datca / Mesudiye

3 5 5 nights min stay

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 5 nights min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
If you've ever dreamt of living at the seaside- in the 'Beach House' at the beautiful bay of Ovabükü you can realize your dream:Dipping into the clear turquoise sea just after awakening in the morning, having breakfast under the tamarisk tree on the bea  …see more

from £112 / night

£770 - £1317 / week

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from £112 / night

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State of Rio Grande do Norte / Sao Miguel do Gostoso

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Swimming pool;
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from £48 / night

£334 / week

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from £48 / night

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Rhineland-Palatinate / Rieden

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 0 km; Child friendly ;
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from £95 / night

£659 / week

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from £95 / night

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Cottage Melita - Mljet Island bungalow sleeps 2

Dubrovnik-Neretva County / Mljet Island

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 1 km; Ask owner if suitable for children;
Cottage Melita is an old stone house redecorated in it's authentic style.It is situated in a lonely place of Babino Polje and only 150 m away from the centre of Babino Polje.Around the place There's possibility of mountin climbing,hiking,walking.It's also  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 / week

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from £26 / night

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence / Beauvezer

1 6 2 nights min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay
Key info: Child friendly ; Car advised; Ask about pets;
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from £43 / night

£146 - £248 / week

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from £43 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Tenuta Culaccione il trastullo - Borgo Cerreto farmhouse sleeps 2

Cerreto di Spoleto / Borgo Cerreto

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Nearest beach 110 km; Swimming pool; Suitable for children age 5+;
In respect of the nature and the original style of this stonehouses (1800), we rebuilt the atmosphere full of perfumes, colours and taste using old wood beams, stones and ancient wardrobes, beds and tables. Our 14 hectares property contains also 4 ancient stone country-  …see more

from £52 / night

£359 / week

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from £52 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Province of Catanzaro / Guardavalle

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 9 km; Not suitable for children;
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from £13 / night

£86 / week

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from £13 / night

(1) Excellent 

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bungalow des rizieres - Phan bungalow sleeps 2

Chiang Rai Province / Phan

1 2 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Swimming pool; Ask owner if suitable for children; Car not necessary;
Bungalow individuel, superbe cadre naturel. Rizières et cocotiers. Petit déjeuner inclus. Propre, clair, confortable, réfrigérateur, grande terrasse abritée, table, hamac, chaises longues, pelouse, free Wi-fi, mise à disposition gratuite de vélos, grande piscine  …see more

from £20 / night

£137 / week

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from £20 / night

(15) Excellent 

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Villa Olivia-Studio Selene - Finikounda studio sleeps 3

Messenia Region / Finikounda

Studio 3 Min stay varies

  • Studio
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
Key info: Beach / lakeside relaxation; Nearest beach 2 km; Child friendly ;
Villa Olivia is situated on a hill with olive grooves with spectacular views on the clear blue waters of the bay of Finikounda, the little islands in front and the Tayegetos mountains. The nearest village is Finikunda (2,5 km) scattered with small, often authentic tave  …see more

from £26 / night

£180 - £359 / week

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from £26 / night

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Haute-Savoie / Les Praz-de-Chamonix

1 4 1 night min stay

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min stay
Key info: Ski; Child friendly ; Car not necessary;
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from £77 / night

£428 / week

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from £77 / night

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